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De Kalb County, IN

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The level of education of our workforce is a critical factor for economic and community development. It often provides insight into the skill levels of a local area. The metrics provided here focus on the attainment of degrees and high school graduates' higher education intent. The type of work (occupations) residents perform can also assist in understanding skill levels.

Educational Attainment
 19701980199020002012
Total Population 25 and Older16,47518,94921,80125,50027,758
    Less than 9th Grade4,0562,9431,5909971,038
    9th to 12th, No Diploma3,4713,0733,3052,9072,054
    High School Graduate (incl. equiv.)6,7879,25010,16511,69411,667
    Some College, No Degree  3,3445,1576,173
    Associate Degree  1,2441,5832,301
    Bachelors Degree  1,1822,1162,918
    Graduate or Professional Degree*  9711,0461,607
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
*2011 data includes Doctorate Degrees
High School Graduates Going on to Higher Education
 2005200620072008
Total Graduates447486503516
  Total to Higher Education356402400425
    Four-Year Institution258271297295
    Two-Year Institution47857384
    Vocational/Tech.51463046
  Military13171817
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Source: Indiana Department of Education
Educational Attainment in 2000 and 2012
 2000Pct. of
Pop. 25+
2012Pct. of
Pop. 25+
Total Population 25+25,500100.0%27,758100.0%
  Less than 9th Grade9973.9%1,0383.7%
  9th to 12th Grade, No Diploma2,90711.4%2,0547.4%
  High School Graduate (incl. equivalency)11,69445.9%11,66742.0%
  Some College, No Degree5,15720.2%6,17322.2%
  Associate's Degree1,5836.2%2,3018.3%
  Bachelor's Degree2,1168.3%2,91810.5%
  Graduate or Professional Degree**1,0464.1%1,6075.8%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 year estimates.
**2011 Graduate or Professional Degree data include Doctorate Degrees
High School Graduates Higher Education Intent
 2008 Pct. Dist.Indiana Pct. Dist.
Graduates100.0%100.0%
  Total Going on to Higher Education82.4%84.1%
    Four-Year Institution57.2%61.2%
    Two-Year Institution16.3%15.9%
    Vocational and Tech.8.9%7.0%
  Military3.3%2.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Education